Getty Images will soon award $85,000 to photojournalists and nonprofit photography programs. Announced on Thursday, March 31, the Getty Images Editorial Grants supports photographers and videographers who highlight diversity in the industry, as well as those who capture stories of forced displacement. The grant program also includes two grants of $15,000 awarded to non-profit organizations. Editorial grants are part of Getty Images’ broader grant offerings.
the Editorial Photography: Forced Displacement Grant awards grants of $5,000 to three selected photographers or videographers who capture stories of forced displacement. Getty says judges will be looking for images that tell the story of people forced to flee due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights abuses, climate change or other events that “seriously disrupt public order”. The program is open to current or new projects on the theme, with the aim of producing a photo report or a video documentary of less than ten minutes highlighting the issues.
the Getty Images Inclusion Grants will be awarded to photographers who promote diversity in the industry. Organized in partnership with Women Photograph and Diversify Photo, this category includes several grants for women, non-binary, and photographers from underrepresented communities. Grants provide funding to complete personal projects or meet needs to advance the photographer’s career. The program will award eight scholarships of $5,000.
The program will also reward two scholarships of $15,000 to non-profit organizations that support documentary photography. Funds can be used for educational programs, workshops, exhibits and other similar initiatives, Getty says.
Editorial grants are part of Getty’s broader program, which also includes creative grants. The program has awarded over $1.8 million since its launch.
Entries for the grant programs must be submitted by May 15, 2022 at midnight Pacific Time. Application instructions and requirements can be found at grants.gettyimages.com.